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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" June 27, 1971 - No. 11
By Swan: Two wins out of three games made it a worthwhile trip to Coolamon, especially as the win in the main game took us up into fourth place.
The main game provided a lot of interesting football by two good teams but our first quarter burst which gave us an early lead of 34 points proved the match winner.
The Second XVIII game was also hard fought and interesting, but we managed to hang on to fourth place with 72 points win. Although our Thirds outscored Coolamon in three of the four quarters, a second quarter whitewash when the Hoppers scored 64-0 proved too much of a handicap.
Winners of our awards against Coolamon were Firsts, Co-op Stores Toby Lee award, Bruce Forbes; Seconds, Bob Carroll award, Trevor Reed; Thirds, Pat Cudmore sox award, Fred Schmetzer.
"Magpies" comments about our scoreboard have been noted and we will strive for improvement and accuracy, but I'll bet him a lottery ticket that his conscience, despite the official "draw" will not allow him to say honestly that the board was wrong at the final siren.
It was interesting to see John Foley and Bill Biron back at training last week - they must have smelled the training oil once again.